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Today: Watch TEDxWomen with your communityToday: Watch TEDxWomen with your community

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At Thursday’s TEDxWomen, a wide range of amazing women, and a few good men, will speak onstage in New York and Los Angeles. And you can take part wherever you are, by joining in a range of amazing events and happenings. Attend a TEDxWomen watch party. All over the world, amazing TEDx organizers have been […]

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TEDxWomen: A truly global conversation

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On December 1st, TEDxWomen will take place at the Paley Centers in both New York and LA. Simultaneously, over 110 TEDxWomen events will be hosted by TEDx event Organizers in communities all around the world, including China, The Netherlands, Israel, Pakistan, Romania, South Africa, Lebanon and the United States. Besides watching the webcast of TEDxWomen, […]

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TEDxWomen speakers keep the conversation going

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On December 1st, TEDxWomen will happen simultaneously at the Paley Centers in both New York and LA. Around the world, over 100 TEDx communities will share the livestream, and some will host local speakers. Find a local TEDxWomen event near you! With session themes of resilience, relationships and rebirth — and ending with “reimagine” — […]

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TEDxWomen: The conversation continues … and you can join

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Cross-posted from the TEDx Tumblr: Last year’s TEDWomen conference has inspired an ambitious TEDx event: TEDxWomen, a one-day bi-coastal event held in NY and LA on December 1, independently organized and hosted by Pat Mitchell and The Paley Center for Media. Speakers including Barbara Walters, singer-songwriter Morley, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and […]

Global Issues

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins the Nobel Peace Prize! Watch her video from TEDWomen

Posted By Emily McManus

This morning, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, was named one of three winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, in honor of her work promoting nonviolent change. Her co-awardees are peace activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman, who works for democracy in Yemen. Just before last year’s TEDWomen conference, co-host Pat […]

Culture

The conscience of television: Lauren Zalaznick on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are — in ways we might not have expected. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 13:12.) Watch Lauren […]

Culture

Compassion and the true meaning of empathy: Joan Halifax on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she’s learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 13:19.) Watch Joan Halifax’s […]

Culture

Looking past limits: Caroline Casey on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 15:34) Watch Caroline Casey’s talk on TED.com where you can […]

Development

Today: Ask Hans Rosling anything

Posted By Emily McManus

Today, Monday March 21, from 11:30am-1:30pm Eastern time, the wise and wonderful Professor Hans Rosling will be answering questions in TED Conversations. Ask him about his latest TEDTalk, on the “magic washing machine,” or ask about the latest data tools from Gapminder.org or his recent BBC short film “The Joy of Stats” … Watch the […]

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The magic washing machine: Hans Rosling on TED.com

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What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading. Read Hans Rosling’s lively chat about this […]

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Curating humanity’s heritage: Elizabeth Lindsey on TED.com

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It’s been said that when an elder dies, it’s as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore. (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 10:13) Watch Elizabeth Lindsey’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate […]

TED2010

A Taste of TED in 2010

Posted By Emily McManus

In this reel, TED recaps an amazing year of talks from three conferences, a bunch of smaller TED events — and a powerful year of TEDx. Dive in, and then follow up with talks that intrigue you … You’ll see, in order of appearance: The LXD, Chris Anderson and Julian Assange, Bill Gates, Chip Conley, […]

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Inspiring a life of immersion: Jacqueline Novogratz on TED.com

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We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she’s met in her work in “patient capital” — people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration. […]

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Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed

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They’ve been called the “saints of Somalia.” Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where — in the face of civil war and open oppression of women — they’ve built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.(Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 8:44) […]